Shakespeare’s remarkable exploration of justice returns to the nation’s capital, stoking the debate on what is right, what is fair, and what is lawful—and who gets to decide. Tony Award nominee John Douglas Thompson, “one of the most compelling classical stage actors of his generation” (The New York Times), will grace the stage as Shakespeare’s most enigmatic antihero, Shylock. Directed by Obie Award winner Arin Arbus, Shakespeare’s provocative problem play compels us to examine our own prejudices and the true nature of mercy.



The Merchant of Venice

Mar 22, 2022 - Apr 17, 2022

Michael R. Klein TheatreBy William Shakespeare
A Co-Production with Theatre for a New Audience
Directed by Arin Arbus
Production Sponsors:
Stephen and Toni Allis
Michael Beriss and Jean Carlson

This project is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest

2021/22 Season Sponsors:
Michael R. Klein and Joan Fabry
Harman Family Foundation
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